16. Chicago Bears
Recap: Really good defense, lost offense with little hope. That sounds a lot like the Blaine Gabbert Titans in 2018 and that is a group that you have to be afraid of if they are on your schedule, but don’t have to worry about seeing them in the playoffs.
Tonight the Rams played a really bad game where the offensive line was alright but the skill players and quarterback all played poorly. Despite that and the close score, I never really felt like there was any threat that the Rams were going to lose unless it was a pick-six situation.
That lack of confidence in the Bears goes all the way back to last year when a historically lucky/good defense helped them score points and mask a lot of weakness. Now they feel like a team without a dominant strength and when Khalil Mack isn’t making plays you can really tell how depleted that roster is and how devoid of young stars it is.
Outlook: I guess the big news is that Mitchell Trubisky got benched at the end of the game and now it seems like the Bears are a team that Titans have to watch in the competition for a new quarterback this offseason.
It makes complete sense but the move is either six games too late or six games too early, there isn’t much you can see from here on out.